The last and the first

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Aravind Adiga's novel The White Tiger has been criticised for its lack of realism and the caricature of its characters. The novel breaks with realist traditions of representing poverty and backwardness in Indian anglophone literature. Instead it poses a challenge to progressive traditions by framing the main character's revolt in Fanonian terms which challenges both the tradition of leftist movement politics as well as the liberal discourse of rights and privileges. Drawing from the same sources of anger and angst as much of realist literature, Adiga fashions a new voice which is unfamiliar and unsettling in its revolt.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-23
Number of pages3
JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
Volume44
Issue number50
StatePublished - Dec 12 2009

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The last and the first. / Gajarawala, Toral.

In: Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 44, No. 50, 12.12.2009, p. 21-23.

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Gajarawala, Toral. / The last and the first. In: Economic and Political Weekly. 2009 ; Vol. 44, No. 50. pp. 21-23.
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